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Medicine & Life Sciences
- Media Shelf (Fall 2007)
“The Chicago Guide to Landing a Job in Academic Biology” is profiled in the Book section
- Averting the Next Pandemic (Winter 2007)
By studying avian influenza, UGA researchers are seeking to defeat a wily and potentially deadly enemy.
- Awards & Honors (Winter 2007)
A cross section of national and international recognitions awarded to UGA faculty in 2006.
- Do Animals Have Personal Memories? (Winter 2007)
UGA researchers report discovery of “episodic-like” memory in laboratory rats, possibly opening new avenues for research on Alzheimer’s disease.
- In Search of Crypto’s Achilles Heel (Winter 2007)
UGA researchers are making progress in discovering the vulnerabilities of the parasite Cryptosporidium.
- A Newly Discovered Carbohydrate Structure Unique to Anthrax (Winter 2007)
Researchers at UGA, in collaboration with the CDC, have discovered a unique carbohydrate structure in the cell wall of B. anthracis that may determine its virulence.
- Zebrafish Lab Spawns New Research (Winter 2007)
Cellular biologist Scott Dougan crossbreeds thousands of fish over several generations, looking for mutations.
- Awards & Honors: Inventor’s Award (Fall 2006)
Michael Adang, professor of entomology, biochemistry and molecular biology, developed a protein that increases the effectiveness of the bioinsecticide Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt).
- Awards & Honors: Lamar Dodd Award (Fall 2006)
Stephen P. Hubbell, Distinguished Research Professor of Plant Biology, is recognized for a development of a theory that describes patterns of species diversity.
- Darwin on Stage (Fall 2006)
Although C.B. Davis intended on studying botany in college, he chose to major in drama. Still, he looks at life from a scientist's point-of-view.
- Discovery of New Molecular Tools For Biosynthesis (Fall 2006)
Pectin is known for being a household gelling agent, but it also has anti-cancer properties.
- New Hypothesis on the Evolution of Hot Springs Microorganisms (Fall 2006)
Microorganisms, or archaea, have fascinated scientists with their ability to thrive in hot, acidic, or salty conditions.
- Pinball Protons Can Lead to DNA Damage (Fall 2006)
A proton knocked off from its pair on a DNA base can lead to serious disorders like cancer.
- Cells' Exit Signs (Fall/Winter 2005)
Newly discovered enzymes serve as 'traffic signals' for proteins in cells.
- Five Molecular Structures Solved in 24 Hours
UGA molecular biologists set a new world record for speed.
- Putting Organisms In Their Places (Fall/Winter 2005)
Scientists who systematically classify living things are themselves a threatened species. A major federal program aims to reverse this trend.
- Viruses, Vaccines, and the "Unstoppable" Ralph Tripp (Fall/Winter 2005)
A professor of infectious diseases focuses on such challenges as avian flu, SARS and respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, a common cause of respiratory infections in children.
UGA molecular biologists set a new world record for speed.
- Love is the Answer (Summer 2005)
In the animal kingdom's perennial battle of the sexes, the prize is the fitness and survival of one's children.
- Poultry Litter: Handle With Care (Summer 2005)
Microbes in untreated chicken litter quickly develop antibiotic resistance.
- CCRC - Behind the Scenes (Spring 2004)
Service Labs at the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center provide vital information to researchers whose studies range from the inner workings of cells to developing new vaccines.
- Sweet Dreams (Spring 2004)
Two scientists' decision to create a complex carbohydrate research center has yielded advances in plant, animal and medical fields.
- How a Slime Mold Came to the Aid of Alzheimer's Reseach (Summer/Fall 2003)
A strange life form provides insight into the inner workings of cells and clues to neurodegenerative diseases.
Power Shower (Summer/Fall 2003)
The force that causes static cling can deliver mists that decontoaminate people exposed to hazardous chemicals or biological agents.
- What's in an Image (Summer/Fall 2003)
An electronic microscope reveals the unseen world.
Bacteria Gone Bad (Summer 2002)
Proteins that chew up other proteins help scientists understand how normally harmless bacteria can become menacing secondary infections.
- Blocking Pneumonia (Summer 2002)
Preventing walking pneumonia may be as simple as finding a way to block bacteria from attaching in the first place.
- A Genetic Legacy (Summer 2002)
Scientists find the gene for a disease that links thousands of descendants across 300 years.
One Strong Carbohydrate (Summer 2002)
Scientists discover that a mysterious carbohydrate found in red wine is the reason why mighty oaks can grow so tall.
Splintering Minds (Summer 2002)
UGA researchers studying schizophrenia look to relatives for cognitive traits that may be hard-wired on the genes.
Marked for Cancer (Summer 1999)
Unraveling cellular relationships may lead to an early-detection blood test for cancer.
- Some Like it Hot (Fall 1998)
Heat-loving organisms produce remarkably heat-stable enzymes and provide clues to life's origin.
- Hamburger's Helper (Spring 1998)
A new bacterial culture helps neutralize a hazardous strain of E.coli.
- Crystallized View of Life (Winter 1997)
UGA scientists crystallize proteins and bombard them with x-rays to learn more
about their structures and functions.
- Salmonella's Fatal Flaw (Winter 1997)
Contrary to accepted medical opinion, only one type of chicken-borne Salmonella is potentially fatal.
- Suicide: A Strategy For Life (Summer 1997)
A detailed look at cell suicide, or apoptosis, and its natural and necessary process.
of Fat (Spring 1996)
When you lose weight, fat cells don't disappear. They just get skinnier.
- Tipping the Scales in Fat Research (Spring 1996)
The brain and body dictate how we eat and how we store food energy. Ultimately, understanding their interaction may be the key to controlling obesity.
- Life at the
Boiling Point (Spring 1992)
Recently discovered bacteria thrive in boiling water and at pressures 300
times greater than those at sea level. Biochemist Mike Adams is among the
scientists unraveling the molecular mysteries of life forms that thrive deep
in the ocean near erupting volcanoes.
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